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Re: Guide(s?) to backup philosophies

On 03/11/2017 07:10 AM, Richard Owlett wrote:
I've been good about telling others that backups are a good idea.
Guess who hadn't and then crashed his system and spent hours putting
things back together ;<

In the past individual projects ended up on individual flash drives as I
was frequently using different machines. I now have some reliable
hardware and a large internal hard drive.

I have one partition that might be called a "production" environment,
i.e. fairly stable and has the most valuable content.
A second partition hosts my experiments - I've a project to create an
optimal install. The third is the target of those experimental installs
whose content doesn't rate explicit backups. The scripts for creating
those installs being on the second partition.

I've vague ideas of what backup pattern(s) I might follow.
I'm looking for reading materials that might trigger "I hadn't thought
of that" moments.


[1] is a decent overview:


After that, it's a matter of what systems you have, what tools you pick, and how to best utilize them.



[1] W. Curtis Preston, 2007, "Backup & Recovery Inexpensive Backup Solutions for Open Systems", O'Reilly Media, ISBN: 978-0-596-10246-3